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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Amanda M Mcgraw

Location: Rhinelander Service Center, 107 Sutliff Avenue, Rhinelander, WI 54501

Telephone Number: (715) 401-2991

Hourly Rate: Between $15.00 - $16.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately May 13, 2018

Job Description: Research Technician - LTE

The Wisconsin DNR will be hiring one research technician within the office of applied science. This position will be a part of a research team evaluating linkages between forest habitat quality and deer health. The research technician will collect data that will contribute to assessing the availability and quality of deer forage throughout Wisconsin. The successful applicant will be expected to work outside in a wide range of weather conditions and be in good physical condition to handle daily hiking with gear. Applicants will also be expected to be considerate and maintain positive working relationships with landowners when private properties are accessed.

The position will be in Rhinelander, WI. Extensive travel across Wisconsin should be expected. Independent travel in state vehicles is required so the successful candidate must possess a valid driver's license. Start and end dates for these positions are flexible. Housing is not provided.

70% A. Field data collection.
A1. Identification of tree saplings and seedlings by species and height class
A2. Identification of forest stand types
A3. Interaction with private landowners

20% B. Laboratory work.
B1. Data entry
B2. Vegetation sample preparation for oven drying

10% C. Mapping
C1. Creating maps for sampling and navigation

Knowledge Required:

Applicants should have professional experience or an educational background in:
- Common forestry practices
- Identification of tree species of Wisconsin
- Ability to navigate using GPS, compass, and topographic maps
- Using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and Word
- A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Possess a valid driver's license
- Detail oriented

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with ArcGIS
- Experience with Microsoft Access
- Experience operating trucks, trailers, and ATV's

Application Deadline: March 23, 2018

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Amanda M Mcgraw
107 Sutliff Avenue
Rhinelander, WI 54501
RE: Job Code 12041

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

Last revised: 12/13/2018